Gifts are not always given at an engagement party, but they are generally accepted if given. Engagement gifts do not have to be elaborate. For example, a simple congratulatory card or a box of chocolates are both acceptable engagement gifts.
A bottle of wine, flowers or gift certificates can also be given as engagement gifts. Another simple engagement gift option is giving items such as calendars and notebooks to be used while planning the wedding. Guests should always respect the wishes of the engaged couple and not bring gifts if the couple specifically says not to bring them. Since anyone invited to the engagement party probably needs to plan on giving a wedding gift as well, any engagement gift can be very small.